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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,629 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,629
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 77
Gots: 132 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 2011 the recipe was altered to bump the IBU’s from 55 to 70; ABV also increased from 6.4% to 7.0%. In 2014 the ABV increased to 8.1%.

A luscious beauty, Hop Head Red® exudes resinous hoppy qualities from Amarillo, Warrior and Nugget to overtake the full-bodied depths of a caramel malt base. Captivating and seductive floral aromas and alluring hop flavors are the result of dry hopping with mountains of Amarillo. The blissful union of Double India Pale and Red Ale make Hop Head Red an unforgettable obsession. Experience love at first sip. Every time.

(Beer added by: sleazo on 03-06-2007)
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Ri0

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4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottle was 70 days old at time of review, which is as fresh as I have been able to find it. 3 months old is my limit for "IPA" beers.

A - Very dark rust red with big 3 finger almond head. Slowly fades into a cap and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S - Great aroma of Amarillo hops. Plenty of pine and floral notes with hints of bitter citrus. Good amount of malt blends in with a bit of earthiness.

T - Right away I can tell Amarillo hops. Big bitter notes with some juicy citrus of grapefruit and orange. The hops component takes over in the flavor with strong pine, resin, and orange citrus character. Good malt presence with a touch of sweet caramel. Finishes with more bitter pine.

M - Nice medium body with some stickiness. Carbonation is plentiful and creates a huge foamy head. Bitter bite at the end lingers for a bit.

O - I really enjoy Red Ales that are hopped to the max. They are almost like IIPA's because there is always a nice malt backbone to compliment the big punch of hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 02:18:56 | More by Ri0
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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